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ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Lead Auditor Course

IRCA Accredited Virtual Training Course

SGS Academy


£2,382 inc VAT
Study method
Online + live classes
5 days · Full-time
No formal qualification
  • IRCA Certificate - Free
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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This course is certified by the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) and International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA). CQI and IRCA Course Certification Number 1910 –PR 357.

Learners who successfully complete this ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems Lead Auditor Training Course will satisfy part of the formal training requirements for initial certification as a CQI and IRCA Certificated auditor/lead auditor.


IRCA Certificate

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  • ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Lead Auditor Course Synopsis -


The aim of this course is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to perform first, second and third-party audits of Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems (OHS) against ISO 45001:2018, in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO 17021-1, as applicable.

  • Introduction to OH&S management systems, including process-based OHS
  • Registration, certification and auditor competence
  • Audit definitions, types and principles
  • The audit process
  • Preparing for the on-site audit (Audit Stage 1)
  • Developing the checklist
  • Conducting the on-site audit (Audit Stage 2)
  • Audit review, report and follow-up

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose of an OH&S management system and the business and societal benefits of improving OHS performance.
  • Explain the role of an Auditor to plan, conduct, report and follow-up an OH&S management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO 17021-1, where appropriate.
  • Plan, conduct, report and follow-up an audit of an OHS management system to establish conformity (or otherwise) with ISO 45001:2018 and in accordance with ISO 19011 (and ISO/IEC 17021-1, where appropriate).

Who is this course for?

This five day course provides an opportunity for Health and Safety professionals to update their skills in interactive and supportive surroundings.

Case study materials and role-play exercises are used to develop and practice skills in all phases of auditing. Participants are continually assessed and required to complete an end-of-course written examination.

This course is designed for:

  • Professionals looking to audit organisations against ISO 45001:2018.
  • Occupational Health & Safety management representatives.


Learners are expected to have knowledge of the following:

  • OH&S legislation and how legal compliance forms part of an OHS management system.
  • A good appreciation of typical methods of evaluation of risks and hazards and their mitigation, and the identification of improvements (e.g. risk assessments and method statements).
  • Knowledge of the requirements of ISO 45001:2018, which may be gained by completing a CQI and IRCA certified OH&S Foundation Training Course or equivalent.
  • Consideration of Risks and Hazards.
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety management principles and concepts.

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